Hillary Clinton has apologized after praising the late Ronald and Nancy Reagan for being early AIDS advocates when in reality, they were silent about the cause.
The presidential candidate spoke to MSNBC at Nancy‘s funeral on Friday (March 11) in Simi Valley, Calif.
“It may be hard for your viewers to remember how difficult it was for people to talk about HIV/AIDS back in the 1980′s and because of both President and Mrs Reagan—in particular Mrs Reagan—we started a national conversation, when before nobody would talk about it, nobody wanted to do anything about it,” Hillary said on camera. “And, you know, that too is something that I really appreciate was her very effective but low-key advocacy, but it penetrated the public conscience, and people began to say ‘hey we have to do something about this too.’”
After Hillary‘s inaccuracies were pointed out, she issued an apology statement.
“While the Reagans were strong advocates for stem cell research and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, I misspoke about their record on HIV and AIDS. For that, I am sorry,” she said.
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